As plus-size ladies know all too well, it can be difficult to find clothing that flatters a full figure on the best of days. Thankfully, the wedding industry is paying increasing attention to this segment of the market. Now, there really is no reason for you to miss out on finding an amazing wedding gown for your special day. There are entire collections of plus-size gowns available today that you’ll love and will wow your guests.

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Where To Look

The thing is, your perfect wedding gown won’t be found just anywhere. You need to know the right place to look — while you avoid the wrong ones. Topping the “avoid” list is the internet.

Plus Size Wedding Dress Tip #1 – Do NOT Order Your Dress Online!

Resist the urge. Say it with me, repeat and say it again…do not order your plus size wedding dress onine! There is no such thing as a “custom made” wedding dress when the person doing the sewing has never met you, or taken your measurements.

Think about it. A real custom made garment is first made from a pattern, which is made from a set of measurements taken from your body. Creating the pattern for your plus size wedding dress may take two to three fittings. You would be present to check fit, while the pattern is being made.

Fabric would be selected, and then the first cutting would occur. You would need to be there for this, as the dressmaker would be pinning your plus size wedding dress, while you were wearing it. You would repeat this process over and over again, until all the details were worked out. Read more at Christine’s Bridal…

Don’t fall for the marketing hype and order your wedding dress from an online store. The risk of ending up with a gown that disappoints is far too great.

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What To Look For

Choosing a plus-size wedding gown is not very different from choosing a smaller-sized one. You need to select the most appropriate fabric; one that flatters your body shape and feels good on your skin.

Wedding dresses come in a variety of fabrics and fabric layers. Each fabric will affect the look and drape of the dress when worn. One fabric might look beautiful in silk or satin, but may not look as lovely in lace or taffeta. Knowing which fabric will work the best with your body and for the environment on the big day will make a huge difference in your comfort level from morning to night (No one wants to feel miserable in their wedding dress!). Keep in mind the season the wedding will be held in, it will also help you determine the best fabrics for your wedding dress. Read more at Curvy.Plus…

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How To Choose

Your body shape is a very important consideration as you make your choice. Are you pear-shaped? Inverted triangle? Whatever your shape, work with a bridal salon that has a wide variety of dresses suitable for your body shape. Here is an example:

Emmanuelle Lynette is a plus size mermaid wedding gown that is an inspiration to the female form. Embrace your inner bombshell with beaded lace and shimmery tulle in a red-carpet-ready silhouette. This number would look fantastic on plus-size women who are bottom heavy and want to show off their curves.

Chevelle Lynette is a fit-and-flare ideal for plus size brides looking to accentuate just the right curves. Its off-the-shoulder sleeves, scoop neckline, and fitted bodice are perfect for hourglass and pear body types. The lace detail on the neckline and back and slight flare at the bottom also create the perfect feminine silhouette. And the best part? The illusion details give that extra hint of sexy. Read more at Maggie Sottero…

With a competent bridal consultant, you can select the perfect dress. One that will make you feel like a princess on your most important day.

At New York Bride & Co. of Syracuse, we have a selection of plus-size wedding gowns from world-class designers, including Maggie Sottero. We are your one-stop-shop for wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, wedding accessories, and much more. Moreover, we offer these items at surprisingly affordable prices. Call us today to make your appointment. We look forward to seeing the smile on your face when you find your perfect dress!